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Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Bob Marley

As one of the most recognizable popular music icons and the first superstar from the third world, there are certain things that virtually every informed music fan knows about Bob Marley. We celebrate him as the rare individual who could represent the disadvantaged and downtrodden while still communicating a message of empowerment and positivity, wrapped...

Little Big Fat: A History

I'm sure most readers of the blog are familiar with Mr. Blotto, after all, they've been stalwarts of the Chicago scene for 15 years and the headliners of our gig. But, upon the announcement of The Barn's first event,some of you may be wondering: who, or what, is a Little Big Fat?Fortunately, I'm uniquely...

A Look Back: Days Of Blotto Passed

For many people, myself included, Mr. Blotto was the right band at the right time during the nineties. With copious amounts of free time, a relatively robust entertainment budget, and residence near the beating heart of Chicago's bar and club scene, we gravitated to Blotto to fulfill our insatiable desire for live music. They were,...